Irish lichens

Cladonia coniocraea
Order: Lecanorales       Family: Cladoniaceae

Species: Cladonia coniocraea

Primary thallus squamulose, secondary thallus fruticose.
Photos: On Oak. Glengarriff woods, Cork, SW Ireland.

Patches of crinkly green squamules with white lower surfaces. Narrow, often bent podetia, sometimes with very small narrow cups. Slightly squamulose at base, becoming sorediate above.

Common in woods among moss at base of trees or on rotting stumps. Pollution resistant and can be found in urban areas.
K-, P+ red

Cladonia coniocraea

Cladonia coniocraea

Cladonia coniocraea
Cladonia coniocraea. On Oak, Glengarriff woods, Co.Cork. November 2010

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